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New at our Bookstore! The Farm Then and Now!

Posted on October 25, 2014 by

Community Bookstore
The Farm Then And Now
An Ongoing Experiment in Communal and Sustainable Living
Reviewed by June Wallenburg, Bookstore Manager

With A Little Help From Our Friends The Farm Then And Now
An Ongoing Experiment in Communal and Sustainable Living
by Douglas Stevenson
Paperback, 2014; 256 Pages, 21.2 x 14.2 inches

Douglas Stevenson, a member of the Farm in Summertown Tennessee for the last forty years, is the author of this new book.

To many, the Farm is the commune archetype: colourful flower children traveled from San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district to rural Tennessee in 1970 under the leadership of Stephen Gaskin, their charismatic leader. What many don’t know about is the long journey that followed―how a group that went against their culture succeeded in uncharted territory, but also how life and adversity made some ideals buckle, how priorities shifted and a culture matured.

Stevenson’s book aims to teach from this model and there is indeed much to learn from this commune-turned-ecovillage, from historical, social and environmental perspectives. In many ways, the Farm was unparalleled, once the most populated and fastest growing commune, it is now one of the most enduring models of intentional community in North America.   

Chapters include:

  • Governance
  • Earning A Living
  • Health and Diet
  • Living green―permaculture and ecovillages
  • Housing and Construction
  • and many more!

We’re happy to offer The Farm Then and Now at our community bookstore for $20!

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 If you like The Farm Then and Now, you might also like the following titles:

The Modern Utopian (by Richard Fairfield). An exploration of the alternative communities that exemplified and redefined progressive culture in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

Voices from the Farm
(edited by Rupert Fike). A compendium of stories from the Farm’s first 30 years of existence.

The New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook (edited by Hagler and Bates). An excellent cookbook! Simple mainstay recipes that never go wrong.

Is it Utopia Yet?
(by Kat Kinkade) One of Twin Oaks’ founders writes about one of the country’s best-known and most successful intentional communities.

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